Archive for February, 2015

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Seed Spot CEO shows students how to grow a nonprofit

February 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Klein, founder and CEO of Seed Spot, was on campus Friday to share her story with Colangelo College of Business students and inspire them to follow in her footsteps. Klein’s organization trains prospective entrepreneurs who aim to solve societal issues, and CCOB is working hard to make sure some of those future business people come from GCU.

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Softball star turned amputee has winning attitude

February 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Eric Gabriel, one of the online learners who will be honored on campus this weekend, has turned losing his right leg into an opportunity to show others how to attack such a life-changing event. He has done so with humor and no-quit attitude, as demonstrated in this GCU Today story.

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Saturday ROTC rifle exercise at Little Canyon Park is just a drill

February 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students and staff can expect to see an ROTC rifle exercise, with rubber M-16 rifles, at Little Canyon Park and near Saguaro Hall on Saturday.

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Antelope Intros: Vanessa Sandoval and Colleen Ault

February 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros include the stories of a former GCU student worker who became a full-time employee after graduating and of a California resident who started working here because of the great experience she and her family had when they just happened to visit campus.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Andrew Boozer

February 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Have you ever wondered what “servant leadership” looks like? Take one look at Andrew Boozer, and you’ll see such leadership in action. As a digital marketing campaign manager, Boozer exemplifies Grand Canyon University’s mission, vision and values. The business management student also is a worship leader at his church and aspires to be in executive leadership at a company in order to balance a good-paying career with family and travel. Boozer’s favorite part about his major are the personal stories told by the professors and the life lessons he has learned from Dr. Moronke Oke, Kenneth Hein and Taylor Carr in particular. Beyond his responsibilities as a student and worship leader, Boozer excels in his student worker position. “It’s nice to be given more responsibility than some others, and the knowledge I’ve learned – there have been a lot of good things I can use in the future,” he said. Above all, he values the servant leadership focus of GCU and its business management program as a whole. Erin Kerger, Boozer’s hiring manager, said Boozer seems to have a good understanding of servant leadership. “I have never met such an upstanding and philanthropic young […]

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Career Services team gears up for annual Career Week, March 2-5

February 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Career Week is one of the busiest times of the year for the GCU Career Services Office. Each year, Career Services hosts a week, this year from March 2-5, that focuses on helping students prepare for and develop the skills necessary for finding employment. The special week kicks off with a Chapel service Monday, followed by an etiquette dinner Tuesday, mock interviews and resumé reviews Wednesday and the biggest event of all – the job/internship fair Thursday. Career Services will teach students job-search skills throughout the week so that they have the opportunity to put those tools into practice at the job/internship fair. Nearly 100 employers, including Boeing, USAA, U-Haul and Enterprise, are expected to attend to recruit GCU’s alumni and students in various capacities, from part-time positions to internships to full-time opportunities. The fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Prescott Promenade in front of the Student Union, also is open to the community. “All alumni and students are encouraged and invited to take part in the job/internship fair,” said Jacqueline Smith, director of career services. “Whether you’re looking for your first full-time job or a career change, please […]

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Online professor motivated by student success

February 19, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University online professor John Steele was selected as an online professor to be recognized during Online Student Night along with three online students. Steele has developed a way to improve GCU online education as part of the CIRT Advisory Board and the Plagiarism Task Force. He is praised by peers and students for his intrinsic dedication to student success.

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God, family sustain nurse during tough year

February 18, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

GCU nursing student Jessica Smith endured more heartache last year than many of us will experience in a lifetime, never mind the challenges she’s faced since graduating from high school. And yet Smith, who with two other students and a faculty member will be honored by GCU at Online Student Night Saturday, said her blessings and the miraculous kindnesses of others are too many to count.

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Marana resident sees, believes in GCU online degree

February 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Gary Skinner didn’t jump right into college out of high school. He created his own businesses and fought through some serious health issues, including one that led him to become blind before finding his way into GCU’s online psychology program. Now, at 63, he is soon to be equipped with a bachelor’s degree that could lead him into a counseling career.

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Canyon Challenge is enjoying some quality time

February 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of entries in the Canyon Challenge was up this year, and so was the quality, according to Tim Kelley, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and economics in the Colangelo College of Business. The 10 finalists will be pared to five early next month for the March 24 finals in GCU Arena.

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